Alex Murdaugh arrived at Hampton County jail Thursday morning where he was slapped with charges for paying a hitman to kill him as part of a botched insurance fraud scheme - three months after the unsolved double-murder of his wife and son. The high-powered South Carolina attorney, 53, was filmed being driven to the jail in a pewter-colored SUV accompanied by a police escort after he agreed to surrender to authorities. He emerged from the vehicle sporting bright red sneakers, gray trousers and a light-colored shirt. Murdaugh was arrested and charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report and was booked at the Hampton County Detention Center. He is expected to appear for a bond hearing at the Hampton County Magistrate Court at 4pm. The legal scion whose family have ruled the county's justice system for almost a century now finds himself on the other side of the criminal justice system after investigators made the shocking revelation Tuesday that he orchestrated his own shooting earlier this month. Murdaugh is accused of paying a hitman to shoot him in the head and kill him so that his surviving son Buster could collect a $10 million life insurance payment amid a catastrophic few months where his other son and wife were murdered and he was exposed for allegedly embezzling millions from his law firm to pay for his drug addiction.
Suspected killer of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth is arrested NINE YEARS after the sophomore was beaten to death and a chilling note was left scrawled next to her body
Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, 28, (left) was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth (right) in her Chapel Hill apartment. Details of the violent murder shocked the normally quiet college town, including the taunting note (inset) the killer scrawled on a fast-food bag and left next to Faith's body, reading: 'I'm not stupid b***h jealous'. Salguero-Olivares was tied to the murder through a DNA match with evidence collected at the crime scene, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said at a press conference.
France goes ballistic! Sulking Paris diplomats CANCEL D.C. gala dinner celebrating ties with US after losing out on $90bn nuclear sub contract amid US-UK-Australia defense pact
French diplomats in Washington on Thursday canceled a gala at their embassy to celebrate ties between the U.S. and France amid mounting fury at the Biden administration's role in scuppering a $90 billion submarine deal with Australia. The event was supposed to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Capes, when the French Navy fought the Royal Navy of Britain during the Revolutionary War. But it will not now go ahead on Friday, an official told the New York Times .
Police are investigating potential link between Gabby Petito's disappearance and recent double homicide involving store worker at a Utah co-op where Petito had physical a fight with fiancé
Police revealed they are looking into links between Petito's disappearance and the murder of a woman who worked at the co-op where Petito had an explosive fight with Laundrie. Six days after Petito and Laundrie had a physical altercation at Moonflower Community Co-op in Moab, store worker Kylen Schulte, 24, and her wife Crystal Turner, 38, were found dead with gunshot wounds at the site they were camping in La Sal Mountains, Utah. Around the time of the double murder in August, police across the state line in San Miguel County, Colorado, warned campers after they found more than 30 weapons at a man's campsite in Telluride, just over two hours away from Moab.
'You know where Brian left Gabby. We beg you to tell us': Parents of missing 'van-life girl' plead with her boyfriend's family to tell them where she is
Struggling to contain his emotions, father Joe Petito he made the appeal at a press conference on Thursday in North Port, Florida, where the young couple were living before their cross-country road trip. 'What I need from everybody here is help. The goal is to bring Gabby home safe. I am asking for help from everyone here. I am asking for help from everyone at home,' the father said, as was wife Tara (main), Gabby's stepmom, who fought tears. Gabby, 22, (top right) was reported missing on Saturday after her family hadn't heard from her in 13 days. She had been traveling with Brian Laundrie (with her bottom right) since July - and last spoke to relatives on August 25. North Port police chief Todd Garrison (inset) expressed his continued frustration that Laundrie not coming forward to help solve the mystery of Gabby's disappearance.
Father and son suspects 'who shot dead four friends in a Wisconsin cornfield' were 'family friends' of one of the victims: Dad, 56, is arrested as son remains on the run described as 'armed and dangerous'
NEW The suspects in the slaying of four close friends are a father and son and were known to at least one of the four victims whose bodies were found in a Wisconsin cornfield, the family of victim Nitosha Flug-Presley, 30, has confirmed to DailyMail.com. The older man, Darren McWright, was arrested Wednesday night while his son Antoine Suggs, remains on the loose, believed to be in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Suggs is described by police as armed and dangerous.
Blow for 'worried' Prince Andrew as New York judge in sex abuse case says papers can be served to his LA legal team after the Duke challenged bid
A US judge said Virginia Giuffre's (right) plan to deliver papers to his US lawyer was 'reasonably calculated to bring the papers served to the defendant's attention'. District Judge Lewis Kaplan (inset) in Manhattan said it did not matter whether the Duke of York (left, this week at Balmoral) 'authorized' the lawyer to accept them. The lawyer, Andrew Brettler, had no immediate comment and Ms Giuffre's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Earlier the Prince had challenged a High Court ruling that he can be served with papers in his US sex case. In what was being seen as another delaying tactic by the duke, his legal team said it would look to overturn the decision on a legal technicality. It comes as the Prince's mood has reportedly changed over the past few days and he has become 'worried' and is 'not his usual blasé self'. He is said to be readying himself for a brutal legal battle that he fears could cost him millions of pounds.
Thousands of Haitian migrants pour across the border at Del Rio as makeshift camp swells to 10,000 - after Biden admitted those illegally crossing the border WON'T have to get vaccinated
Thousands of migrants continue to converge in a makeshift camp under the bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Mexico's Ciudad Acuña, in the latest border emergency and humanitarian crisis facing US President Joe Biden. The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants on Thursday, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily. Most are Haitians, with some Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans also present. Amid the surge of the highly infectious Delta variant, the crowded conditions of the camp also raised concerns about the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks endangering the health of the migrants.
PICTURED: Satellite photo reveals wreckage of $1b B2 Stealth bomber after landing gear gave way after emergency landing
Sources said the B-2 experienced a hydraulic failure during a routine training and had its port main landing gear collapse during landing. As a result, the B-2 was sent off the runway with its wing dug into the ground. While it hasn't been confirmed this was the cause, satellite images seem to coincide with theory of the gear collapse/wing down aspect of the incident.
Fully vaccinated woman's family blames unvaccinated Americans for her death in scathing obituary: 'She was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life'
The family of a fully vaccinated Illinois woman who died from COVID-19 has blamed the millions of unvaccinated Americans for her death. Candace Ayers, 66, of Springfield, was vaccinated with the Moderna shot in March along with her husband Terry before being infected with the virus. She died six months later, on September 3 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Her family published an obituary which stated: 'She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with Covid-19. 'She was vaccinated but was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life.' Her son Marc believes that his mother contracted the virus in July after she and his father went to visit a friend, whose husband died of COVID-19, in Mississippi, where the vaccination rate is only 42%, according to the state's health website.
Jane Powell has died at 92; the actress appeared in musical classics such as Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Actress Jane Powell, best known for appearing in the MGM musicals Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, has died at 92 from natural causes. Family friend and spokesperson Susan Granger confirmed to Deadline Thursday that Powell had passed away at her Wilton, Connecticut home. She had formerly lived in the home with late husband Dick Moore, an actor/publicist who passed away in 2015.
AOC is hit with SECOND ethics complaint over $35k-a-head ticket to the Met Gala - and for wearing that 'Tax the Rich' dress
New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received a second ethics complaint from The National Legal and Policy Center for her attendance at the Met Gala event where she donned her controversial 'Tax the Rich' dress. The complaint filed on Thursday by Paul Kamenar claims she broke House Gift rules by accepting lavish items such as a free ticket to the event and a spot at a sponsored table. The ticket said to cost $35,000 and the spot at the table between $200,000 and $300,000. The previous complaint was filed by The American Accountability Foundation on similar claims.
Trump furiously declared Oklahoma rally was the 'biggest f***ing mistake' after TikTok prank left thousands of seats unfilled, according to a new book
Former President Trump was irate when TikTokers pulled a prank on him that left thousands of empty seats at his rally in Oklahoma, calling the event the 'biggest f***ing mistake.' 'I shouldn't have ever done that f***ing, f***ing rally,' Trump said at an Oval Office meeting in July 2020, after the rally, according to 'Peril,' a forthcoming tell-all from The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The book also claims Trump called Brad Parscale a 'f***ing moron.' One month later he fired the campaign manager. The Oklahoma excerpt was first reported by Insider.
Pelosi says Republican Party has been 'hijacked by a cult' and Trump will be first president to be 'impeached twice and defeated twice' if he runs in 2024
Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a forum hosted by the Cambridge Union on Thursday where she discussed the impeachment of Donald Trump among other global interest topics. Throughout the event she chose not to refer to the former president by name, only calling him 'what's-his-name' instead. She also made a public appeal to her 'Republican friends' to take back the GOP, which she says was 'hijacked by a cult,' referring to Trump's supporters. Pelosi is in England for a meeting with parliamentary leaders of G7 countries, set to take place on Friday. Also on Thursday she met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
'There is no end in sight': EIGHT additional miles of Kentucky's Mammoth Cave have been uncovered that extends the 10-million-year-old structure to at least 420 miles long
A non-profit found 8 additional miles of the Mammoth Cave. The team has been exploring the structure for the past 60 years and found nearly 400 miles of passageways. The 10-million-year-old cave was first discovered in in the late 1790s by a team of pioneers, but humans have used the massive structure for about 5,000 years.
Patrick Dempsey is accused of 'terrorizing the set' of Grey's Anatomy causing 'HR issues' and leaving cast with 'PTSD' before his character was killed off
Patrick Dempsey has been accused of 'terrorizing the set' of Grey's Anatomy and even giving certain castmates 'PTSD' from their experiences with him. The people behind the his medical drama revealed the dark side of Dr. McDreamy in the unauthorized oral history of the hit medical drama, How to Save a Life: The Inside Story Of Grey's Anatomy. In a scathing excerpt from the book published by The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer James D. Parriott explained: 'There were HR issues. It wasn't sexual in any way. He sort of was terrorizing the set.
Florida GOP official who wanted to 'end Faucism' and mobilized people to protest COVID-19 mandates dies from the virus
Gregg Prentice, an official of Florida's Hillsborough GOP died from COVID-19, just weeks after he said that he wanted to 'end Faucism' and mobilize people to protest school masks. Before his death, Gregg Prentice, of Riverview, developed and updated software that could track donations to the Hillsborough County GOP electronically. He was also head of the local Republican party's 'election integrity committee, which alerted federal election regulators that it can no longer access its campaign finance software.
Steve Jobs' daughter Eve competes at the international equestrian Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome under watchful eyes of mom Laurene Powell Jobs who' sworn to leave her daughter nothing of her $21.7B fortune
Eve Jobs (left), 23, was ranked fifth out of the 1,000 best riders under 25 in the world. She competed on Thursday in Rome, Italy, after training at a $15million, 3.5-acre ranch in Wellington, Florida, her mother bought in 2016. Laurene Powell Jobs (right), 57, inherited the Apple founder's $21.7billion fortune when her husband passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. The inheritance made Powell Jobs the 35th-richest person in the world but she doesn't plan to give any of her three daughters a single dollar of the fortune. She told The Times she's 'not interested in legacy wealth buildings, and my children know that'. 'Steve wasn't interested in that,' she added.
Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, 52, talks moment she hit 'rock bottom' while binge-eating on chips and salsa that led to her 60lb weight loss
Ree Drummond opened up about her dramatic weight loss in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. The Pioneer Woman, 52, said she decided to lose the weight after a night of binge-snacking. She said,'I have a cooking show, I write cookbooks, I have a cooking website. I have a restaurant, a bakery. So you know, it just kept creeping up and in January of this year, we took my son Bryce to college.
X Factor star Freddie Combs dead at 49: The singer who once weighed 920lbs dies in Florida from kidney failure with his wife Kay by his side
Freddie Combs, who made an impression on season two of the reality TV show The X Factor, has died at the age of 49. The budding singer passed away while in his hospital bed in Florida as friends and family gathered around on Friday, his wife Kay told TMZ. 'I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend,' she told the site. His spouse also shared that the minister, who had been battling a weight problem for most of his life, had died of kidney failure.
Ohio mayor tells ENTIRE school board to resign or 'face child pornography charges' after teachers asked kids to 'write a sex scene you wouldn't show your mom'
Hudson Mayor Craig Schubert delivered the harsh ultimate during a school board meeting on Monday, garnering loud applause from outraged parents who also spoke out on the issue. At issue are the highly inappropriate writing prompts distributed to students in the Liberal Arts II writing class at Hudson High School, including 'Write a sex scene you wouldn't show your mom', 'Describe your favorite part of a man's body using only verbs' and 'Write an X-rated Disney scenario'. 'It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom,' fumed Mayor Schubert during public comments. 'So I'm going to give you a simple choice: either choose to resign from this board of education or you will be charged.'
Heir-dresser Harry! After THAT picture, wags joked the Duke was admiring his salon mastery in the mirror. But as this hilarious spoof reveals, maybe he's had hidden layers all along
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were named by Time Magazine as being among the '100 most influential people in the world', their extraordinary cover photograph came in for much mocking on social media. Meghan, with a full head of voluminous hair, stood front and centre as Harry crouched behind her, basking in her glow. One comment that went viral observed that it looked as if Harry was Meghan's hairdresser, looking into the mirror and talking his client through what he'd done. Here, CLAUDIA CONNELL imagines Harry's other life - as personal hairdresser to his glamorous wife.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry DENY claim that Duchess wore ring made with 'gifted diamonds from the Middle East' for Time magazine cover - and say $62,000 sparkler was borrowed from stylist
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, donned several of her favorite jewelry pieces from her luxurious collection - including a $23,000 gold Cartier Tank watch that once belonged to Princess Diana and was gifted to her by her husband in the early years of their relationship, which she paired with a $6,900 Cartier Love bangle. However, one luxury item that has raised questions is the royal's pinky ring which is reportedly a custom Lorraine Schwartz design, and a jewelry expert has estimated to be worth a whopping $62,039 (£45,000).' The Sussexes have since denied reports by Page Six that it was made with diamonds 'gifted' by a donor in the Middle East.
Squeeze into the Manhattan property market with New York City's NARROWEST home! Historic 9-foot-6 wide townhouse that was once home to Pulitzer-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay hits the market for whopping $4.9 million
New York City is known for its tight living quarters, but at just 9-feet and six-inches wide, this historic residence is Manhattan's narrowest home - and it's now on the market for a whopping $4.9 million. While the townhome is notoriously narrow, it is definitely not one of New York's smallest homes. The skinny red brick home list three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the nearly 1,000 square feet building. Although it is only 9 feet and 6 inches wide, the place is 30 feet deep. It's place as the city's narrowest home was officiated by The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The historic residence was once home to Pulitzer prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Drew Barrymore and ex-husband Will Kopelman take their girls to Hamilton with his new wife, Vogue editor Alexandra Michler
Drew Barrymore proved she and ex-husband Will Kopelman had no bad blood while out with their two daughters and his new wife Vogue Director Alexandra Michler on Tuesday night. The duo got together for a night out to the theater, seen enjoying a dinner at the Japanese BBQ Gyu-Kaku before heading to Broadway to catch a performance of Hamilton. Drew, 46, looked stylish in a long navy coat and crisp white blouse as she lead her daughter Frankie, seven, by the hand.
Tragic Venezuelan mother saved her two children after shipwreck by BREASTFEEDING them for four days while she drank her own urine before finally dying
Mariely Chacon, 40, sacrificed her own life to save those of her six-year-old son and two-year-old daughter by trying to stave off dehydration so they had a fighting chance of surviving the harrowing shipwreck. She was left adrift with her kids, found clinging to their dead mum, and their 25-year-old nanny Veronica Martinez for four days in baking temperatures after heading out on a boat trip with family and friends that turned to disaster after a huge wave smashed the vessel's hull. They had left Higuerote in their native Venezuela for the uninhabited Caribbean island of La Tortuga off the country's north coast on September 3 but never made it. This sparked a rescue operation that led to the discovery of three of the survivors on an improvised lifeboat and their transfer to hospital.